The first trailer for director Denis Villeneuve's Sicario has been released, and it is an intensely brutal affair.
Sicario means hitman in Mexico, the trailer informs us right at the beginning as ominous chords are struck both literally and metaphorically.
We are introduced to our heroine Emily Blunt, in yet another role that cements her as one of the premier movie stars working today. She plays a rookie FBI agent who's recruited by the more hardened Josh Brolin in an operation that takes them to the badlands of Mexico.
There they are introduced to Benicio Del Toro's seedy enforcer, and the absolute lawlessness of the US-Mexico border. Blunt soon realizes that she isn't exactly prepared for what may happen in such a dangerous place.